Me: "...the crushing letdown of those comic book gadgets that didn't work..."
RX: "Like x-ray glasses?"
Me: "Sea Monkeys. I was crushed to find out they were just brine shrimp and not these little... For some kids, that moment of cynicism comes when you find out Santa Claus is just your parents. For me, it was discovering Sea Monkeys weren't little homunculi that would build castles in a fishbowl."